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Mar 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
challenge. chinese government officials are trying to show they're doing what they can to keep the peace. a foreign ministry spokesperson appealed to leaders in north and south korea to let cooler heads prevail. >> translator: the relevant countries should show calm and restraint so we can avoid any further escalation of the situation. >> reporter: hua chunying says china is carrying out u.n. resolutions consistently and is fulfilling international obligations. north korea's response to the latest round of u.n. sanctions has put china on edge. officials in beijing want to avoid driving authorities in pyongyang into a corner which could result in the regime's collapse. they fear that would prompt north koreans to flee across the border and into chinese territory. china is north korea's biggest aid provider and trading partner. its incoming leaders have not made any public comments about this latest tension on the korean peninsula. so it's not clear how they'll follow up on the new sanctions and what kind of relationship and influence their administration will have with the north korean re
Mar 13, 2013 1:30pm PDT
to be here today. i'd like to introduce our special guest, lieutenant government gavin newsome. it (applause) at the thank you. >> also represent state mark malone's office tom ammiano. (applause) * >> all will return momentarily, i'm sure. paul henderson, representing mayor ed lee's office. [laughter] >> and to my right, i have the open house, our state association vice president and i'm sure other names, past president san francisco chapter. we have lots of our membership here including a couple of board members, kerry greenberg from fresno. [speaker not understood] is here. we have two representatives from san mateo county, barbara arieta and mike miller. i know people. at this time i'd like to say a few words about the california grand jurors association. it's an all volunteer group, 501(c) (3) dedicated to promoting the participation in the grand jury system, qualifies applicants to be grand jurors, bidthv awareness so we have consumers of the grand jury's product, report. at this point i'd like to turn it over for some lengthy introductions. >> thank you. thank you, keith. welcome, eve
Mar 11, 2013 2:00pm PDT
government encouragement of new technology solve the productivity dilemma? by 1981, the nation was ready to try a new approach. can less government lead to more productivity? productivity growth is a crucial but almost invisible element in our economic well-being, something we take for granted until it slows down. that happened in the 1970s. we had a blizzard of suggestions for dealing with productivity. how do we get more for less? with the help of analyst richard gill, we'll examine that question on economics usa. i'm david schoumacher. captioning made possible by the annenberg/cpb project economists see the world in terms of supply and demand. put simply, demand is the appetite to consume. supply is the ability to produce. productivity holds the supply side together. as long as productivity continues to improve, our standard of living continues to improve. this is the classic widget factory. this machine will put the stick in a deodorant tube. it if works, we'll have more deodorant and fewer hours of work putting tubes together. that's productivity. american productivity has been an e
Mar 15, 2013 5:30am PDT
it is not. evidence has emerged alleging that congolese government soldiers have raped more than 120 women in the past 20 months, and that does not include cases that go unreported. hundreds of sexual assaults have been reportedly carried out by troops and rebels. government forces have been east in congo in large numbers since 2008, joining forces with rwandan troops to tackle the democratic forces for the liberation of her wanda. the fdlr. congolese troops have failed to defeat them, and since last year, a rebel group has arrived in eastern congo, presenting forces with another challenge. there are other atrocities. human rights groups have raised concerns about sexual violence as a weapon of war. rape iscountry where used as a weapon of war, this woman's story is a common one. she was out collecting food and would when she was raped by congolese soldiers. i don't know who to blame, i am just worried because i am hungry and i cannot go out to my farm anymore. >> the united nations and human rights groups say they have evidence of hundreds of incidents of sexual violence. they were commit
Mar 10, 2013 8:30am PDT
to connect citizens better with government * . i ran it for almost nine years. and when i was elected to office four years ago, i was unfortunately more surprised than i wanted to be about how far behind san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. to help create a chief information officer position for the city. i was also proud to work with then mayor newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that
Mar 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
of it is given to the parliament. some of it is downward to other snugse within the government. the judiciary also set up for reform, and so is parliament. there are many people here who are saying -- for example, here , people have always felt neglected by the government. they believe this draft constitution if passed and implemented could usher in a new era for them. >> mohammed, thanks very much for joining us in zimbabwe. now in afghanistan, residents of wardack province have staged a protest to demand the withdrawal of u.s. forces. president happened karzai ordered them to leave a week ago. we have more. >> hundreds of residents, both from this province and kabul, marching here toward the parliament building, lend their voices to them calling. this supports the president. they argue you should stop the innocent killing and it will go out in the next two weeks, but they are still here. >> until the last breath of this nation, we will continue this protest and raise our voices, either here in kabul or in wardac. wherever the people are, they will demand their rights. >> the presidential pa
Mar 12, 2013 6:30pm PDT
in and clean shop. so they need somebody who noles the system of government in the vatican and has the force of character to do it. >> would that bring the papacy back to the italy for the first time in 35 years? >> i don't think for the cardinal elek toirs that the country of -- electors that the country of origin is so important. it's much more for the media. for the cardinals, the personalities they're electing and the fact that he'd set the same priorities that they would set is far more important. >> if the church does get a more reform-mind pope, how much can he actually change? >> according to the doctorate papal infall built, he can change anything. in reality, catholic, christian, and orthodox views of christianity, the theology is built on tradition and on scripture so any pope cannot simply come in and sweep aside centuries of tradition and i don't think that any of the cardinals who is presently in the sistine chapel is likely to do that. >> thank you for the insight. to other news. the european union and the u.s. are speaking out against hungary's moves to overhaul the execution
Mar 9, 2013 6:20pm EST
government in washington. federal money pours in every single day into every part of the city. despite this fountain of federal funds, one in three children still live in poverty in our nation's capital. two in three children lived in single-parent homes. another city number and by policy for decades, when in three residents are in food stamps and one in three used to live in poverty. americans are committed to helping our sisters and brothers who are struggling, but we are seeing the damaging results of our broken welfare state. we sent a trillion dollars each year on programs. poverty only seems to increase. something is wrong. compassion demands that we change. the federal government says that the more people we have on food stamps, the more it grows the economy. the department of agriculture declares, each five dollars in new benefits generates almost twice that amount in economic activity for the community. our government is running food stamp emotions at the cease -- emotions act foreign embassies foreigntions at embassies. where i grew up, hard work was honored and independence
Mar 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
the tax code and make america globally competitive and create more jobs here. make government less wasteful and more leaner. and force immigration policy -- .nfore immigration policy eliminate every regulation that is not needed and that destroys jobs. finally, we must balance the federal budget. these steps will empower americans and not the government. they will promote family not bureaucracy. they will create a future in which the central bonds in our lives are not government rules, but the loyalty we have for one another. >> the annual gridiron dinner is being held at the renaissance hotel in washington, d.c. all additions and journalists are gathering for speeches and site tiatire. only president who has not attended was grover cleveland. president obama will be here. he is scheduled to make remarks. he will also visit capitol hill. he will meet with republicans and democrats of both chambers to discuss the deficit. we will take a moment to watch at the scene at the renaissance hotel. you are looking at the scene where the gridiron club is hosting its dinner tonight. cameras a
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Mar 10, 2013 3:00am EDT
's handing out another $250 million in aid to the muslim brotherhood government in egypt. this is a move that has senator marco rube for for one enraged, saying, quote, we don't provide foreign assistance solely out of the goodness of our heart. we do so because it furthers our national interest. now, is senator rubio right? how can we be spending more money on egypt at a time like this? hi, everybody. i'm david asman. let's go in focus with mr. steve forbes, rick uger and our other guests. steve, does this make any sense? >> no, it doesn't. it's a complete waste of money. but this may be a plot to undermine the muslim brotherhood because it carries -- in return, we want you to cut a deal with the i fm. we know the international monetary fund w its high tax, getting rid of subsidies when the economy is in a free fall and devaluating the economy, a huge wave of making the government totally unpopular. otherwise it's a huge waste of money. we shouldn't do it. >> rick, on the face of it, at a time when the white house is complaining that it has to give out furloughs and cut white house tour
Mar 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
, government officials say 20,851 people were either killed or listed as missing. that number includes those who died during or after the evacuation. government figures show that as of last month, about 315,000 people were still living in temporary housing with relatives or in other impermanent situations. authorities plan to build more than 23,000 public housing units for those who cannot rebuild their homes. but as of last month, workers had only completed 84. crews working on decontaminating cities and towns have faced delays too. they've only managed to clean up 20% of the nearly 180,000 units. >>> the japanese government has held a national memorial ceremony in tokyo. the emperor, the prime minister and families of the victims were at the national theater to mourn those who died. participants observed a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m., the time the earthquake struck. representatives of families from the three hardest-hit prefectures said even after two years, they still struggle. >> translator: it's difficult to see a way forward. we're overwhelmed with so many problems such as building
Mar 10, 2013 4:00pm PDT
that today's taliban has become more sophisticated than the government. >> there are well-trained forces in the army. they do not know and they are not aware of these modern technologies and how to use them. in many institutions that are not even familiar with youtub e. >> he was helping to heal with talks with president karzai. karzai had ordered the u.s. special forces to leave the province after reports of new -- emerged. they found no evidence to support the claims. and another part of the footage, another suicide attack. it was a trap. this was in the capital. the footage shows that the taliban and is not as able to gather details to plan and orchestra these are a divorce issue these attacks, -- to plan and forestry these attacks but they are using cameras in a variety of places to cover these targets from every angle. but the special forces are forced to pull out, there is a fear that security will break down even further. the main highway that goes through this region and the capital will be more vulnerable through these strikes. chuck hagel has heard how 70% of the country is now
Mar 16, 2013 3:35pm EDT
, he used that language i amy brother's keeper as an argument in favor of big government spending. he takes the bible and takes jesus' message. >> that's the point. that is not what the bible talks about. it is not having the government doing it for you, that is your service to another. that is what conservativism is about. this is me chosing who i want to help and what i want to contribute to help somebody else if i choose to do so. in the catholic church is 10 to 15 times more efficient with money to the charities than government. >> the policies drives the catholic church out of the government. >> of course, they want to get rid of the tax credits. >> and because of same-sex marriage. up in boston the catholic church the out of the adoption business right now, because they are forced to give exact same preference to a same-sex couple male-female couple. they decided to completely get of of the adoption business. so explain to me how the world is better off with the catholic church not being involved? >> one other thing. it snot like you can say, today abortion is ok. it is not
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Mar 13, 2013 1:00am PDT
specific irresponsible government spending to him. how will colmes react? you will find out. >> why are you pro-choice when it comes to -- >> bill: jim confronted this on gun control stance in a very unusual way. >> why can't you answer it? >> bill: we will show you what happened in virginia. also tonight, a bunch of american school kids suspended for playing cops and robbers and charles krauthammer on why the far left wants transgendered americans in the military. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. stupid government spending that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as you may know, president obama does not want to cut one government program. not one. and that irresponsible position has brought scorn from me. here are the facts. right now the federal government is spending close to $10 billion a day. this year it will spend $3.6 trillion. the government is expected to take in 2.7 trillion in taxes. so, let's do the math here. leaving a deficit this year alone of $900
Mar 11, 2013 9:30pm PDT
and they should be heard in government audit and oversight committee. the bankers and mortgage lenders that have conned the tic owners, that seem to be a problem and there should be a hearing on that. and i'm against opening up the lottery for more condo conversions. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. you can just hand the card to ms. miller. >>> hi, my name is christin henry. this is my son. and we're here to say we support this legislation. we live in a tic, we have lived in a tic for three years and we pay really high interest rates. it's a 7% interest rate with a prepayment penalty for paying your mortgage off early so, you can't refinance. i know that when we bought the tic we knew these were the terms and we agreed to them. but there is legislation on the table that would give financial relief to families like me. i've lived in the city 15 years, i work at a nonprofit. having an interest rate -- right now i pay my interest to michigan bank. there are only two banks that give mortgageses to tics that are fractional, one in michigan and one in ohio. the fact we're paying these high inter
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Mar 10, 2013 1:30am EST
tax refund may have to wait, but the government is not waiting one nano second for the president's health care law. i'm charles payne in for neil cavuto, whether it's the cliff or the sequester cuts to blame, more taxpayers are told they'll have to wait for their money, but a new report shows the irs is going full steam ahead, collecting the new health care. and another double standard. and ben stein, dagen mcdowell, charlie gasperino and adam lashinsky. dagen, sequester hypocrisy? >> of course it is, scare the bejesus out of people and make people think at least they're not going to get their tax refund, but again, the money needs to keep rolling in to pay for the president's health care law and we have no idea yet how much this is going to hit the american people because this year, don't forget, on higher income americans, you have medicare payroll tax hikes, investment income tax hike, a hike in the threshold where you can deduct your medical expenses, you have the medical devices tax, that's just this year. >> that's this year and gary k, with all of that stuff they're not go
Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
examined the issue from every possible angle. >> abe said government estimates suggest if all tariffs are eliminated among tpp member nations, the japanese economy would benefit. an the prime minister said now is the last chance to join the talks. he pointed out that the negotiations started two years ago. and he said it's clear any rules participants have already agreed upon would be difficult to reverse. abe stressed japan is for now just joining the talks. he promised to work out an agreement that suits the nation's interests and use japan's negotiating power to secure for certain sectors such as agriculture. abe said many countries are opening up their markets including the u.s., nations in europe and emerging economies in asia. he said if japan misses the opportunity to join the tpp, it will inevitably be left behind. the man who has previously served as general counsel of the office for the united states trade representative made a positive comment on japan's decision to join the tpp talks. >> i think the united states has long wanted japan to join tpp. there are benefits for us
Mar 11, 2013 12:00am EDT
. the government will form -- welfare reform policy, and housing benefits. this is just over an hour. >> questions to the prime minister. >> thank you. this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. i shall have further such meetings later today. >> over to a half thousand households are affected by the veteran tax. the housing federation -- thousands of disabled people have no chance -- no chance but to cut back further. will the prime minister adopt this policy? >> let me be absolutely clear. this is not a tax rip-off let me explain to the labor party. a tax is when you earn some money, the government take some of that money away from you, that as a tax. only labor can call the benefit reform but tax increase. let me be clear to you. pensions are exempt. people with severely disabled children are exempt. people who need a round-the- clock care are exempt. those kinds of people are all exempt. as a basic issue of fairness, how can it be fair that people and housing benefits in private residences do not get a better subsidy whereas people in social housing do. that is not fair
Mar 11, 2013 5:00am EDT
says it is ready to leave a government, but the anti-establishment group headed by comedian beppe grillo has once reiterated it is not willing to accept a coalition with another party unless it's willing to accept the 20-point plan. georgia nepolitano is ready to begin forming a coalition and meets with the party leaders next week. yes, the ides of march. ross westgate caught of with victoro glil grillo and asked him if a government would, in fact, be formed soon. >> i think that elections are an integral part of democracies and we are very well within a decision time of schedule. and i think the market up to now has been a conscious -- and i wouldn't call them benign, but clearly they have been watching and if -- and i am confident that italy will be able to provide solution within a timetable. i think that will be a positive outcome and it will be just the way the market -- >> fitch cut the country's sovereign rating with a minus to bbb plus citing worries about ongoing uncertainty and the recession. ross asked if the investment would hold up the move in the country. >> of cours
Mar 16, 2013 1:20pm EDT
to determine their future, and not government. we believe that economic freedom, entrepreneurship, and free-market principles will ensure success for every american. we are the party that believes that democracy must be promoted and protected abroad. these are good and sound principles that will persuade any constituency, black, white, rich or poor or anything in between to the ranks of the gop. i can assure you that the principles upon which the gop was founded are good, and they are strong. we must only message effectively these principles to ensure that the american people and diverse constituencies are gravitated towards the gop because of the persuasive force of our ideas. i have the pleasure of dining with two men last night from india. they told me a very compelling story about how they arrived in late 1970's and came to the united states with only seven dollars in their pocket and a very small suitcase. these men today are successful entrepreneurs, a credit to their country, enhancing the lives of the family. why? because of conservative mensa polls that run true -- conservative pri
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Mar 16, 2013 1:30pm PDT
. they said the cost are going up, cbo agrees. kaiser, frequent government studies have shown the same thing. the reason is the plan was to give more services to more people and mandate more services in each healthcare plan. you can't have a simple healthcare plan that is catastrophic anymore. so when you do that, things cost more money i could have told you that many years ago. >> eric: we talked about that three years ago. jonathan, five guys say a franchise owner says i can't afford the increase in healthcare costs. guess who is going to bite, you the consumer. we should have expected that? >> burger prices going up and healthcare quality going down. it's going to cost employers more which means it's going to cost consumers more. $25 billion estimated for major employers. their costs are going up in the next three years, boeing is talking about $25 million, five guys, we've seen layoffs among medical device manufacturers. to mary's point, what brings costs down is a free market. it's freedom, free minds. you see them everywhere from cellphone manufacturers and education which government h
Mar 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
.s. leaders are sending the wrong message to north korea. they're angry the american government has been conducting nuclear arms tests even as it condemns authorities in pyongyang for carrying out its own nuclear tests. scientists in the u.s. use technology that enables them to check the weapons without creating an explosion. officials at the national nuclear security administration or nnsa say the scientists do simulations using something called a z-machine. it emits the world's most powerful x-rays and recreates conditions similar to a nuclear explosion without an actual detonation. the test examined the reaction of plutonium inside the weapons. scientists say the u.s. have been carrying them out since 2010. the most recent ones happened between last october and december. that raised concern here in japan among survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings and their supporters. >> translator: america secretly carried out these tests, and they announced it a few months later. the united states is looking down on us. i wonder if they have a conscience. >> translator: i regret united states' acti
Mar 10, 2013 2:30pm PDT
on the government to stop the nuclear power plan.a nd falkland islanders go to the poles on the richest sovereignty. ♪ >> german police investigating the cause of a fire that killed a woman and her seven chilren say there is no indication it started deliberately. the family was turkish and the sador is going to the scene. emergency services went to the town of bachnan in southwest german to investigate a heater that may have caused the fire. >> a sleeping family caught by surprise. 100 rescue workers were at the scene and they saved three people off a balcony, a n 11- year old boy, hiand his uncle ad grandmother. neighbors say they helped with the rescue. >> three people were trapped on the terrace. we broke through and got them out. >> the family was turkish and the father was not at home. how the fire started was not unclear. authorities look into if a wood-burning stove was the cause. the building housed a german- turkish cultural association. turkey's government caleld for a speedy invesitagation. >> in pakistan, 150 are arrested after protests for more protection for the government. they sto
Mar 9, 2013 2:35pm EST
of the people. we need to grow the economy, not the government. people are being hurt every day by the washington establishment, the democrats, are determined to shield from accountability. government has never been bigger, or more out of control. they say there is no problem with waste, frud and abuse, they say, the problem is you. they say you and r not sending them enough money. they say they have lively spent every penny. so you must just send them more. and if you don't, well, they won't stop spending. they will just borrow more. these destructive policies cannot continue. we're at the breaking point. instead, we must act to create more jobs and better pay. we can do it without adding to the debt. here is how. make welfare temporary. the welfare office an employment and job training office. unlock america's vast energy resources to create millions of good-paying jobs. defend american workers from unfair foreign trade practices, reform the tax code to make america globally compared to creating more jobs here. make government leaner, less wasteful, so it produces greater resu
Mar 15, 2013 6:00am EDT
are not good at doing it. we are good at building roads, crushing opposing armies. no government is good at the work of nationbuilding. [bell] >> we will alternate. tucker, you will go first. federal debt -- does it matter? we can simulate our way to prosperity. >> you are insane for suggesting it. it matters because i believe in math. here is what i know, which is saying i believe in science. you often hear we are for science. we do not believe in evolution. we are on the side of science. anybody who ignores the obvious point that if you expend more energy than you bring in, you die, whether you are a business, person, or country. the person who ignores that is against science. in the long run, a country that spends more than it raises cannot continue. it is a threat to this country. it is a threat to our economy. common sense confirms it. any belief in science tells me to believe that there is no bigger problem. [bell] >> let me quote the cheney who said ronald reagan taught us deficits do not matter. dick cheney was wrong. he is wrong then and he is wrong now. deficits matter. anyone
Mar 11, 2013 8:00am EDT
government being more careful about the computers it buys and having higher standards in its, with its purchasing power is a good and helpful step. we talked about having voluntary standards for private industry so that they could know what they needed to do, they could tell how close they were to reaching certain goals, and i think that's the direction that the executive order wants to go. what we don't know yet is the standards that nist will come up with, and there's still some anxiety about the administration trying to do too much about direct regulation rather than voluntary incentives that get market forces working to improve our cybersecurity. >> host: what about in the definition of critical infrastructure? is there agreement there? >> guest: well, i think it's kind of one of those things most of us know what some critical infrastructure is; electricity grid, etc. exactly how the administration chooses to define specific industries and then what comes with that, i think we don't know yet from the executive order. you know, the executive order sets up a process that is just begi
Mar 10, 2013 9:00pm EDT
explain. >> a tax is when you earn somen money. the government takes some of that money away from you.he g that is a tax. >> let me be clear to you. pensions are exempt. people with severely disabled children are exempt.ple people who need care are exempt- those kind of people are all exempt but there is a basic issue of fairness.xe how can it be fair that peoplene on housing benefits in privatei rented accommodations do not ger a fair room subsidy, where ast people in socializing do.ere that is not fair. we are putting that right. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> thank you. >> figures published yesterday, it has been 37% increase in theu number of deaths linked to this disease. are we going to stop this awful we need to prevent this disease and do research in particular. what is the government doing to help support those with dementia and those who care for them. >> i think you raise something that is of concern to everyonemi in this house and everyone in this country.n no one knows when a relative could get eevicted. the point she made is right. this is a disease. we should be t
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Mar 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
to finish cleaning. >> the government can't pay over time. >> i still. i was only paking $6 and that is going to put a huge dent. >> no, no. the cuts are supposed to be painful. >> i can handle it. it is better than paying more taxes, right. >> now, wait a minute. say, do you golf? >> i used to when i had more time. >> well lookk, tell everyone that you know that the cuts are painful, i will make sure you get reall overtime. >> how's that? >> i can always use another caddy. >> tonight on huckabee while congressional and presidential leaders talk cuts. they are offering solutions that make sense. >> in the beginning, god created the hens and the earth. >> the producers of mini hit the bible. why americans are drawn to the stories told in the good book. >> and dumping your water in shampoo and store your knives in the overhead bins . why americans should thank senator rand paul on the mara thon filibuster. >> ladies and gentlemenn, governor mike huckabee. mause plause -- [applause] >> thank you. great lifely audience here tonight and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studi
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Mar 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
>> tom: government is not waiting one nano seconds for the health care law. i'm charles payne in for neil cavuto. whether the cliff or the sequester cuts, more taxpayers are being told they will have to wait for their money. new report shows the irs are going full steam ahead, another d.c. double standard. to our panel and also joining us gary. sequester hypocrisy? >> of course it is. people make them think and they don't think they'll get their tax refund but the money needs to keep rolling in to pay for the president's healthcare law. we have no idea yet how much this is going to hit the american people because this year, don't forget on higher income americans you have medicare payroll tax hike, investment income hike and medical devices tax, that is just this year. >> and here is the interesting thing. with all that stuff. they are not going to wait nanosecond to collect their money but what the heck, where is my tax refund? >> i think you have a situation where they are trying to cause as much pain as possible to show you, hey, i told you so. sequester was bad. look we we
Mar 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
angle. >> abe said government estimates suggest if all tariffs are eliminated among tpp member nations, the japanese economy would benefit. the prime minister said now is the last chance to join the talks. he pointed out that the negotiations started two years ago, and he said it's clear any rules participants have already agreed upon would be difficult to reverse. abe stressed that japan is, for now, just joining the talks. he promised to work out an agreement that suits the nation's interests and use japan's negotiating power to secure protection for certain sectors such as agriculture. abe said many countries are opening up their markets, including the u.s., nations in europe and emerging economies in asia. he said if japan misses the opportunity to join the tpp, it will inevitably be left behind. people in japan and abroad have been reacting to abe's decision to join the negotiations. warren maruyama is the former general counsel at the office of the u.s. trade representative. he sees plenty of benefits down the road. >> i think the united states has long wanted japan to join tpp.
Mar 15, 2013 7:00pm EDT
, that doesn't impact security clearance. but if he's bad is rape the government does. i can't imagine any of you agree with that outcome. does anybody think that is right or fair? okay, so be sure among us know if you have a problem with us looking at that. i want to get that changed right away. if i was a woman in the military and i had a security clearance, that sure would impact my willingness to come forward. it sure would impact my willingness in terms of giving up my career. what about the suggestion if we have probable cause based on a sound criminal investigation and the jags are recommending to the convening authority that we go to a general court-martial proceeding, why are we so focused about that in the back of? why are we perpetrator at that point? >> senator, we do have the authority to move the perpetrator to another command or installation or other unit within discussion of the chain of command so that's an available option. would make it more tedious in the proceedings of the article xxxii investigation, motions hearings so you might have to move back and forth to the ins
Mar 14, 2013 8:00pm EDT
not complain that have built this nation? and conservative believers in limited government and free enterprise that that is our challenge in their and the opportunity. to be there for them and by the way i can think of a better call because our hard-working middle-class is one of the things that makes america different and special to the rest of the world. every country in the world -- though unfortunately every country in the world has poor people but few have the fiber and widespread middle-class that america does, widespread middle-class that everyone we have said should have been a goal opportunity to be part of the middle-class. it sets us apart from the world. and in that light you hear all this debate about inviting a mouth among people that believe in limited government. that's really a foolish notion. people who disagreed on all sorts of things in our world work together on things they do agree on. and there has to be a home and a movement in america for people to believe in limited government constitutional principles in the free enterprise system and that should be us. [applause] in
Mar 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
demonstration of the bank engaged in mildly risky behavior. the london whale matters to the federal government because the traders at jpmorgan were making risky bets using excess deposits portions of which were federally insured. these excess deposits should have been used to provide loans for main street businesses. instead jpmorgan use the money to bet on catastrophic risk. through an intensive bipartisan investigation the subcommittee has uncovered a wealth of new information, internal e-mails and memos and interviews that these trades were not conducted by a group of rogue traders, but their superiors were well aware of their activities. traders at jpmorgan's chief investment officer for cio adopted a risky strategy with money they were supposed to use to hedge and counter the risk. however the head of the cio could only provide a quote guesstimate as to what exactly the portfolio was supposed to hedge. the jpmorgan ceo jamie dimon admitted that the portfolio had morphed into something that created new and potentially larger risks. in the words of jpmorgan's primary federal regulator, it w
Mar 16, 2013 10:00am EDT
in benghazi were begging our government for help. help never came. navyormer navy feels -- seals ran like the american heroes that they were. not from the sound of gunfire, but toward the sound of gunfire. dougherty -- glen [applause] they were not at the compound when the shooting began. but because they cared, they defied orders. they chose to go to the eighth -- aid of their brothers. these men fought. they fought for their friends. they thought for their colleagues. they fought for our country. throughout that awful night, they continue to radio their government banking for help. their government never send them that help. that help never came. the president was informed of the attack within the first hour of the attack. the presidentl, conversed with his advisers for 30 minutes, we learned in testimony in the senate hearing. inexplicably, the president disappeared. a war was raging in benghazi four hours. all we know is that our present a.w.o.l.ll -- went thene knows yet today where president was. it gives me no pleasure to tell you the next morning, after our ebay server -- a our am
Mar 16, 2013 4:25pm EDT
, not the government. [applause] the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. individual liberty -- that is what drove president abraham lincoln and the emancipation of the slaves. it will is what drove republican susan b. anthony in her campaign for women's suffrage -- it is what drove republican susan b. anthony in her campaign for women's suffrage. solid,successful when conservative principles are applied to the challenges of the time. that is what we need to do today. for too long, we have been talking like bookkeepers rather than like reader's. we've been looking down at the balance sheet instead of up to the future. we need to know that conservative principles offer the best opportunity for everyone -- men and women, young people starting out and those ready to retire, for people of every race and every region of this great country. we need to be the party of the 100%. [applause] women comprise 54% of the electorate. there were 10 million more women than voted in the thatdential election -- voted in the presidential election. in 2012, democrats drummed up this phony war on
Mar 9, 2013 4:35pm EST
that for the government. only 27% of private sectors survey responded and met the expectations to a great or moderate stand. of those receiving information, there was concern that it was not tailored to each sector's needs. i guess my question, i would direct this to you first. i would direct this first to you. in what areas has the government made progress in sharing information with the private sector? and do you have further recommendations? >> that is a good question. we have followed up on our information made out of that report. we have found that dhs has started to implement a couple of them, that it remains a challenge area. dhs has taken a number of steps. the secretary earlier mentioned about the nkeg. that is an area in which it has started improve the sharing of information, through that mechanism. i also heard where dhs has issued a relatively large number of security clearances, which can help facilitate some of the sharing of information. but challenges still remain. we still find that, for example, it has not yet developed a predictive analysis capability, whic
Mar 14, 2013 11:00pm EDT
branch of our government. thank you again. we appreciate it. >> this meeting is adjourned. [inaudible conversations] imac part of the debate included comments from republican senator ted cruz the tax base and senator frank stein -- feinstein. >> that they may pose a question to the leader in response to senator cornyn, you mention there's someone under pages of the bill that specify particular firearms that if this bill were passed, congress would have deemed prohibitive. it seems to me that although she began as a foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of rights provides the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the term, the right of the people, when the framers included in the bill of rights, the same phrases found in the first amendment to the right of the people to assemble is also found in the fourth amendment to be free from at least the bull searches and seizures. the question i pose is witchy teammate consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same in ever we are contemplating doing t
Mar 15, 2013 5:00am EDT
is this complicated by the fact that italy is still without a governing coalition in place? >> well, i mean, it makes the decision oversight far more difficult, doesn't it, because we're aware of the risk perhaps in the markets out there and the consternation, perhaps. we see the big elephant in the room where cypress is concerned is whether we're going to see a bail of depositors and the obvious effects that could be seen in the likes of italy and in spain, of course. i'm going to be head to go italy next week, so i'll be able to bring you the latest from there, ongoing negotiations from a government that looks relatively impossible right now. >> jules, i think it's time for investors to sell their debt as crisis indicator moves from brussels to rome. good to see you today, working hard at the brussels summit, as always. >>> parliament is meeting today beginning in less than half an hour's time, in fact. and this is the first meeting since last month's inconclusive election results. the first item on the agenda, the new speaker to both the upper ask lower houses. joining us is james wolfson. hello d
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Mar 16, 2013 9:00am PDT
. you say it cuts too much. >> a balanced budget is not small government. under this plan it will increase it in 2023. it will be 1. 4 trillion. it is versus the sphendings . ryan thinking it is small government and he thinks it is bad politics. it is reducing the burden of government and this will expand it. >> mark, john has a point here. the ryan budget averages out to 1.1 trillion. that is more than what we are sphending now with president obama. >> it actually cuts too much. >> it is over the trillion years. and it cuts in areas that we shouldn't be cutting. we should be expanding areas where scientific and education and areas that create jobs and ryan is in fantasy land. it will never get enact would and if it did, it is unrealistic and out there in disneyland. >> rich, doesn't it say a lot about where this country is we are using cut and ryan budget planned averaged 14-- are . 4 trillion a year. >> george orwell is probably spinning in the grave with the abusive language. i agree with john. i lost a lot of hope in my boy ryan. he and the republicans should unite beh
Mar 10, 2013 11:00pm PDT
wrote -- will run for office. in a speech, he lashed out of the government, accusing it of lying to the venezuelans of former president who go shoppers's illness and fixing the election to take advantage of his death. nicolas maduro will be the ruling party's candidate in the april 14 elections. >> i'm going to fight. together with all of you. i am not going to give you free reign. you are going to have to defeat me with the votes. i am going to for this country. >> in the capital of car costs -- caracas. >> very strong words from henrique capriles. it basically accusing the government of lying in order to hold onto power in the wake hugo chavez's death. manifesting pent-up frustration by the opposition. things they have been frustrated with with many months now -- for many months now but have been afraid to say what chavez has been fighting for his life. you can bet chavez supporters will respond by saying one thing -- how dare you accuse us of trying to use chavez's death to hold onto power? this looks like it will be a very nasty campaign and will also be a very short campaign
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Mar 12, 2013 7:00pm PDT
that government can solve every problem and we have a view that government has an important place, but that we believe that jobs are created in the private sector. let's create a great climate for private sector growth. a tax climate, the regulatory climate and let's get our fiscal house in in order and get with taxpayer dollars. >> greta: and you mentioned patty murray is going to release some stimulus element to the budget bill and one of the ways to pick up revenue doing it is closing loopholes. do you have a problems with closing loopholes. i think that doing tax reform would be positive for economic growth, but what they have put forward and to simplify the court and lower rates. to make our tax code easier to file and also make us more competitive also on the corporate rate, but also a lot individual rate. what they're putting forth is additional trillion dollars in taxes, they haven't said how they'll do that and that's on top of the 600 billion dollars in revenue that came from the fiscal cliff. so, then you're 1.6 and then you put the obamacare taxes on top of it. you know, our busine
Mar 11, 2013 7:00pm EDT
judge who called it, quote, arbitrary and capricious. another defeat for government excess. senator rand paul's our watchdog on that and he just won another one. it's not just new york. ceo jeffrey immelt says the biggest threat to american business now is government, including fiscal and political storm, lack of corporate tax reform, and overregulation. they're all holding back economic growth. and the president and mrs. obama didn't have an executive chef for 100 grand a year or three full-time calligraphers for nearly 300,000 bucks or a dog's chief of staff for 102,000 bucks. do you know what? there would be plenty of money to go around to conduct white house tours during the easter season and beyond. all that with "the kudlow report," beginning right now. >>> first up, a new york state judge overturns mayor bloomberg's proposed ban on large sugary drinks. this is just one day before it was supposed to take effect. it's a huge victory for free markets, for individual freedom, and it's a slam against government excess. and i say bravo for the judge. but mayor bloomberg, of course not b
Mar 16, 2013 11:45am EDT
that no government has ever fought harder to put a penalty on success. for those who share our sense that winning an election does not entitle a president to burn a hole in our constitution, thank you, random call -- rand paul. [applause] we made the case that no president has ever pushed up harder against the constitution. for 43 million conservatives, we made the case that no president has ever ended up driving america more decisively to the left on domestic and social policy. there is only one catch. we can up all of our fellow citizens who were succeeding in building a business and for good -- and all the voters then add all the voters who judge government primarily by conservative doctrine, you get a lot of good people, but you still don't get to a majority. , they areho are left not some island. it they are our neighbors. and our fellow citizens. a lot of them think like us. they just needed to hear from our politicians that our values will work for their lives and circumstances. think about this for one second. there are 21 million families that happens to be what the largest group in the
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